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Archive for July, 2012

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

 

The medician is a magician.

I thought I was going to die but no such luck.

But having glimpsed the darkness

I am surprised how light it is.

Monday, July 30th, 2012

 

Cold wind; cold moon; cold month.

Lonely autumn; harvest time.

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

 

I always figured that if I lowered my standards I could have anything I wanted but avarice runs strong in my veins and coming from the dark corner of town I have tried to hoist myself up by my boot straps which reminds me of the story about the cobbler who had ambitions to be a milliner but his family insisted people like him had no right to go up in the world.

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

 

The painter is putting the finishing touches

to a torero putting the finishing touches

to a bull. It is an art and appalling.

Friday, July 27th, 2012

 

Polar bears cannot imagine a world without snow until they see it, and then they don’t believe it.

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

 

Because they never raise their eyes

pigs cannot see the sky

which is why they do not wonder.

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

 

By the garden with its patterned greens

one can only repeat what has been often said:

“By the orchard is where the softness begins.”

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

 

No, I haven’t had too much to drink.

For looking behind the mountain

the only solution is to ride the mule until you get there.

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

 

Oh, one more sip and I’ll be done.

Dear Samantha, if that’s your name, are you the fist wrapped around the body of the snake or the stone at the heart of the stone? I’m worried because your hair is falling out. Or is it mine? Yesterday I fell from the quayside into the harbour and was only saved by the outstretched helping hand of the idiot boy, and in the nick of time! I cannot swim, nor can I tell the difference between sarcasm and out-and-out cruelty.

Please don’t tell anyone all the things you know about me.

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

 

Yippee! The elephant has been to the watering hole and enjoyed the gift bought by recent rains.